排列五直选组合复式:CANELO ALVAREZ VS SERGEY ‘KRUSHER’ KOVALEV FOR THE WBO LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE?- SATURDAY, NOV. 2 AT MGM GRAND AND STREAMED LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON DAZN
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is daring to be great again.
His pursuit of boxing history continues Nov. 2, as he’ll move up two weight classes to challenge WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on DAZN.
A victory from Alvarez would make him a four-division world champion before turning 30.
“The second phase of my career is continuing just as we had planned, and that’s why we are continuing to make great fights to enter into the history books of boxing,”?the 29-year-old Alvarez said in a statement to announce the fight. “That’s also why I’ve decided to jump two weight classes against one of the most feared champions of recent years. Kovalev is a dangerous puncher, and he’s naturally the bigger man, but that’s the kind of challenges and risks that I like to face.”
Will Alvarez cement his fighting legacy further, or is he taking on too much by moving up two weight classes to take on a bruising puncher like the “Krusher?”
Here’s a guide to everything Canelo-Kovalev.
When is Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev?
Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev takes place Saturday, Nov. 2, with Alvarez returning to the ring after earning a unanimous decision nod over Daniel Jacobs in May. Kovalev is coming off an 11th-round knockout of Anthony Yarde in August. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET.
Where is Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev?
Canelo vs. Kovalev takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez isn’t a stranger to the venue, as this will mark his seventh pro fight there. His biggest fight at the MGM remains his only loss — a majority decision defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2013. Kovalev has fought in Vegas before, but this will be his first time boxing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Who is Canelo?Alvarez?
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is recognized as the face of boxing. A three-division world champion and the current WBA (Super) middleweight titleholder, Alvarez insists that he’ll make his way back down to the 160-pound division after clashing with Kovalev. Alvarez is coming off a unanimous decision over Jacobs in May. However, he was stripped of his IBF middleweight title for failing to reach a purse bid with Sergiy Derevyanchenko, who went on to give Gennadiy Golovkin all he could handle for 12 rounds on Oct. 5. This clash with Kovalev marks Alvarez’s third bout since signing a five-year, 11-fight deal worth a reported minimum of $365 million with DAZN last year.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez
July 18, 1990
5ft 9in / 175cm
70.5in / 179cm
Who is Sergey Kovalev?
Sergey Kovalev has long been considered one of the most punishing punchers in the sport. Aside from a pair of losses to Andre Ward in November 2016 and June 2017, the “Krusher” has figured out a way to defeat every other opponent he has faced. Kovalev was shocked by Eleider Alvarez via a seventh-round TKO loss in August 2018, but he scored a unanimous decision over the Colombian fighter in February to regain his WBO light heavyweight title. He then defended it with an 11th-round KO against Yarde this past August. A win over Alvarez would easily be the biggest victory of his career and one that would cement his own fighting legacy.
Sergey Kovalev Stats
April 2, 1983
6ft 0in /?183cm
72.5in / 184cm
How can I watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev live?
The Canelo vs. Kovalev fight?is not available via traditional pay-per-view. Instead, fans in North America?can watch the fight?by streaming on DAZN. DAZN?is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers?via DAZN.com.
A new subscriber to DAZN can?sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass?to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.
For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets are still available for the fight on?Ticketmaster. If you are looking to avoid the fees associated with them, go to any ticket reseller online. On?Stubhub, the cheapest tickets in the upper bowel of the MGM Grand were $285 heading into fight week.
Who is on the?Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev undercard?
Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev for Kovalev’s WBO light heavyweight title
Ryan Garcia vs. Romero Duno; Lightweight
Seniesa Estrada vs. Marlen Esparza for the vacant WBA interim women’s flyweight title
Blair Cobbs vs. Carlos Ortiz; Welterweight
Evan Holyfield vs. Nick Winstead; Junior Middleweight
Bakhram Murtazaliev vs. Jorge Fortea in an IBF junior middleweight eliminator
Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Twon Smith; Light Heavyweight
Meiirim Nursultanov vs. Cristian Olivas; Middleweight